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If the proverb is true: “the peasant does not know how good the cheese is with the pears”, this famous farmer had seen us right. Yes! The pear is one of those fruits that is also good with savory dishes. Used to eating them on cakes, maybe like me on my mother’s chocolate cakes, pears are a real treat for the palate. The custom of combining fruit with cheese has ancient origins, which date back to when the French men of the 200, during their banquets, exclaimed “Oncques Deus ne fist tel mariage comme de poire et de fromage”, or “God has never made a marriage as successful as that between the pear and the cheese “. Before arriving at this pairing it is necessary to say that nothing was left to chance and therefore, the combination of pears with cheese was made more for healthy purpose, which properly gustative: the pear helped the melting of food, while the cheese was a a valid ally of the stomach in the task of digestion. In reality initially the cheese was badly considered by the upper classes that only afterwards, they began to see it with pears as an end of lunch, rather than, as instead happened for the poor, a means of sustenance to enrich the skinny diet that They did. Today we can say that the pear is, along with the apple, one of the most popular fruits especially in winter, when there is not so much choice as in summer. Let’s find out more about this incredible fruit together.
The pear is the false fruit of the Pyrus plant, a family of which other types of plants belong but which do not always produce edible fruits. The plants are medium-sized (about 20 meters) with oval leaves and yellow or pink-white flowers.
The harvest of pears begins in mid-July, but the period of greatest activity is from August until mid-September, depending on the variety. Despite this it is a fruit that we find all year round.
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